SECASA offers a free counselling service for people in the South Eastern region of Melbourne, Victoria.
How can counselling help?
The experience of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse or family violence can have far reaching effects on a person’s life, sense of identity and wellbeing. A person’s life may be affected in an ongoing way, with feelings and symptoms often surfacing at times of stress or during life transitions.
Common issues for our clients include:
- Feelings of guilt and shame
- Feelings of worthlessness and reduced selfesteem
- PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship difficulties
- Dealing with police and the courts
SECASA Counsellor/Advocates are are trained social workers and psychologists who provide support that focuses on client needs and strengths. We support our clients by working together to create strategies to address the impacts of sexual assault and family violence and improve wellbeing. SECASA also provides advocacy for our clients.
We work from a Victims’ Rights Framework, which prioritises the empowerment of the client through providing choices, options and control over decision making and the counselling process.
Crisis Care Unit
Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton
- East Bentleigh
- Monash University
- St Kilda
Admin 03 9928 8741
Crisis 03 9594 2289 (24 hour)
Toll Free 1800 806 292 (24 hour)
PO Box 72
Bentleigh East, 3165